GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: JCC earns comeback victoryJACKSON — When the pressure was on, Brooke Burmeister nearly was perfect.
JACKSON — When the pressure was on, Brooke Burmeister nearly was perfect.
A senior forward on Jackson County Central’s girls’ basketball team, Burmeister went 10-for-12 from the field and finished with 21 points in the second half Tuesday night to lead the Huskies to a comeback victory against Fairmont, 70-60.
Burmeister, who did much of her work in the post, finished with a career-high 34 points and added seven rebounds and five steals.
The game was tied late in the first half before Fairmont went on a 10-2 run in the final two and a half minutes to take an eight-point lead into the intermission.
Behind Burmeister’s offensive display and an aggressive man-to-man defense, the Huskies quickly regained the lead, pulled away and handed Fairmont its first loss of the season.
The Cardinals entered the game ranked No. 9 in Class AA.
Burmeister had plenty of help.
Ashley Kruse barely missed a triple-double, as the senior forward finished with 11 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Whitney Burmeister added nine points and 10 rebounds, and Leslie Handzus recorded six steals to help JCC (10-4) earn its biggest win of the year.
The Huskies will host Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Thursday.
Fairmont 36 24 — 60
JCC 28 32 — 70
SWC 50, MCC 44
EDGERTON — Kara Van Dyke scored a team-high 19 points and had nine rebounds to lead Southwest Christian to a key Red Rock Conference victory.
Kayla Broekhuis had 11 points, three steals and three assists for SWC (7-3, 5-1), while Abby Hanenburg had nine points and three steals.
Brianna Spronk added eight points and six rebounds, while Jenni Vander Veen (four) and Jada Vander Veen (three) combined for seven rebounds.
Emily Bose led Murray County Central with 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Abby Van Meveren had 11 points and six rebounds.
Colleen Everson had six rebounds, while Alyssa Schmidt had six steals and four assists.
SWC will travel to face Red Rock Central Friday, while MCC will travel to Adrian the same evening.
MCC 26 18 — 44
SWC 29 21 — 50
Windom 56, St. James 52 (OT)
WINDOM — Courtney Ysker made a free throw with 3.2 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score, and the Eagles went on to earn a four-point overtime victory.
Windom inbounded from underneath its own basket with 10 seconds left and missed back-to-back shots but pulled down back-to-back offensive rebounds — the last by Ysker, who missed her first free throw before draining the second.
A sophomore guard, Ysker finished with 13 rebounds — nine offensive — and 11 points. Makenzie Lovell had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Chelsea Garrison added 15 points and four steals for Windom (5-7), which let a 10-point lead at halftime slip away.
St. James 15 33 4 — 52
Windom 25 23 8 — 56
Adrian 72, ML/B-O 34
BUTTERFIELD — Karli Meyer and Erica Thier each scored 19 points to lead the Dragons, who remained undefeated this season.
Megan Svalland had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Brittany Wenner added nine points for Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin (0-11), which remained winless this season.
Senior guard Sam Lynn added 12 points for Adrian (9-0), which led 40-18 at halftime.
Adrian will host Murray County Central on Friday, and ML/B-O will travel to face Edgerton the same night.
Adrian 40 32 — 72
ML/B-O 18 16 — 34
SSC 56, H-BC 41
HILLS — Katey Granstra scored 28 points, grabbed 20 rebounds and had four blocks to lead Southwest Star Concept to a come-from-behind victory against Hills-Beaver Creek.
Maddie Collin added nine points and four rebounds, while Betsy Voehl had seven assists for SSC (7-4, 5-1).
Heather Kerner had 12 points for the Patriots (0-8, 0-6), while Kelsey McGuire added six points. Jayme Plimpton had five assists and five steals for H-BC, which will host Round Lake-Brewster Friday.
SSC, which trailed 25-24 at halftime, will host Fulda the same evening.
SSC 24 32 — 56
H-BC 25 16 — 41
RRC 55, Edgerton 49
JEFFERS — Thea Engen had 14 points, nine rebounds, five blocks, three steals and two assists to lead Red Rock Central, which remained undefeated in the Red Rock Conference.
Krystle Sell had 12 points, five assists and four steals, and Steph Maras added 10 points, 10 rebounds and three steals to lead the Falcons, who led by four points at halftime.
Alyson Drooger had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Katie Hadler added nine points, and Emily Sluis had eight points and 10 rebounds to lead Edgerton, which will host Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin on Friday.
Jenna Smith had eight points, and Cierra Nickel added seven for RRC (8-1, 6-0), which will host Southwest Christian on Friday.
Edgerton 20 29 — 49
RRC 24 31 — 55
W-WG 55, RL-B 43
WESTBROOK — Audra Schmidt scored 17 points, pulled down 15 rebounds and had four blocks to lead Westbrook-Walnut Grove to a 12-point conference victory against Round Lake-Brewster.
Kylie Erickson had 13 points, eight assists and three steals for the Chargers (6-5, 2-4), while Chanel Madson had 10 points and three steals.
For the Raiders (3-6, 1-5), April Wallace scored a game-high 18 points, while Ceilia Schmitz had nine points. Karen Schmitz added seven points and 10 rebounds for RL-B, which will travel to H-BC Friday.
W-WG will travel to Ellsworth the same evening.
RL-B 23 20 — 43
W-WG 28 27 — 55
R-T-R 63, T-M-B 24
TYLER — Roxy Ryan had 12 points and six rebounds to lead Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in a loss to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.
Shea Lanoue added nine points and six rebounds for T-M-B (0-13, 0-8), which will travel to face Jackson County Central on Thursday.
Jada Minett had a game-high 17 points to lead R-T-R, which led by 20 points at halftime.
T-M-B 16 8 — 24
R-T-R 36 27 — 63
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